Irritating cough and skin problems with Ramapril

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I have been on a low dose of Ramapril for about 5 years now and although I have experienced an annoying cough on and off over the years I now seem to have it permenately (since before Xmas2014) but I have also developed a skin rash affecting my upper arms, upper thighs and calves. Has any

one else had this localised skin problem. I am aware that Ramapril can lead to a cough but unsure about the localised skin problem

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    You need to see your GP.  I don't know about skin probs with Ramipril because I have auto immune skin probs anyway but I do know about the cough!  My GP changed my medication

     

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      Thanks. Looks like a trip to the GPARIS is in order. I know others have had skin problems but have't seen any comments about it being local to the areas mentioned
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     Go back to your GP and ask them to change it.

    Have you read the leaflet that coms with Ramipril it may be that a rash is listed among the problems list.

     It's often a first line pill I think because it's cheap. However I was OK on the lowest dose and then the dose was raised after a month and then the cough started. The dr changed me to Losartan which has no side effects.

     

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      I thought it might be! I sometimes think these pharma folk list all the known side effects and then add more. Just to be on the safe side in case someone sues them !!!
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      You are right, apprently it is done especially for the US market because of the possibility of being sued.
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    Yes,I only took Ramapril for a number of months but amongs the side effects I developed a skin rash on my right arm just above my wrist. It consisted of a line of red blister type spots. It seemed impervious to ointment and only started to receed when I stopped taking Ramapril. It has left me with small scars. I never developed the cough like you have but I have no doubt it is down to this drug.
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    AS FAR AS THE ramapril Cough is concerned, I found that switching to the version marketed by TEVA reduced the cough.
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